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Sep 10, 2020 01:40 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Rafale induction ceremony highlights: Rafales formally inducted into the Indian Air Force

Rafale induction ceremony updates: The Indian Air Force (IAF) held a ceremony at the Ambala air force station, to formally induct the first batch of Rafale fighter jets.

Rafale induction ceremony updates: The Indian Air Force (IAF) hosted a ceremony at the Ambala airbase to formally induct the first five Rafale fighter jets. Induction of these twin-engine modern fighters is being seen as a major boost to the IAF’s capabilities. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly and India’s top military brass attended the ceremony. This was the first induction of a new type of foreign-origin fighter jets by IAF since a batch of the Sukhois were delivered in the late 1990s. Rafale is a multi-role combat aircraft, which means, it can be deployed in various scenarios such as carrying out combat missions to achieve air superiority, close air support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence. Catch the updates here:
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  • September 10, 2020 01:39 PM IST

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  • September 10, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony LIVE | JUST IN: The Rafale aircraft have been formally inducted into the Indian Air Force by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • September 10, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony LIVE | Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces: We will ensure timely delivery of remaining 31 Rafales. Our partnership will be even more crucial in the post-COVID world.

  • September 10, 2020 11:50 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony LIVE | Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces: Trust me, I know the Rafale is a powerful military aircraft as France uses it to protect its people.

  • September 10, 2020 11:49 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony LIVE | Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces: We are fully committed to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. It takes a lot of confidence for India to depend on France and it takes a confidence for France to share the technology that is so important to our sovereignty.

  • September 10, 2020 11:46 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony LIVE | Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces: Today is a stellar achievement for both our countries. We are writing a new chapter in India-France defence ties. The name ‘Rafale’ symbolises “incredible strength”. It also symbolises our ties.

  • September 10, 2020 11:41 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony LIVE | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh: The induction of Rafale into the IAF also represents the strong ties between India and France. The strategic ties between our two countries have also strengthened.

  • September 10, 2020 11:34 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony LIVE | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh: I am confident that induction of Rafales will revolutionise the Indian Air Force’s capabilities. With changing times, we need to stay prepared. National security remains a priority for this government.

  • September 10, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony LIVE | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India’s Rafale deal with France is a “game changer”.

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